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    new steering rack but now have heavy steering

    hi I wonder if anybody can help, I have a 2008 mk5 Golf 2.0 TDI and the problem is I had a new rack fitted but since then the steering is heavy. Complete steering rack fitted and all new VW genuine parts.any of you can help. Done a full scan VCDS and no faults at all.

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    We need some more details, the VIN or UK REG of the car firstly (send this to me by private message if you prefer) and the part number of the steering rack fitted.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

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    hi I just have a reciept in full but no part numbers, I paid 1497 pounds including labour, address 44 steering on VCDS is k1. 000 no curve done so im told.

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    before the new rack was fitted the steering was nice and light just like my friends and the works vw.only reason it was all replaced new is because it was cursed with a red ring that woulnt stop coming back on the clocks.

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    Can you Private Message me the REG number or VIN please? Can you tell me how much they charged you for the rack?
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    hi my reg is MM08 UCU,i believe the steer assist character curve as not been done because the vcds scan says k1.000 after rack change.i thank you for helping.the new genuine rack alone cost 748.44.
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    You have been, how should I put this... "misinformed" about the provenance of the steering rack, a genuine VW rack for that car, part number 1K2 423 055 KX is 1224.85 retail including VAT so I would guess what you actually have is https://www.eurocarparts.com/search/603441551, a Remy DSR2148. We will simply not fit anything other than genuine or a Bosch/ZF when we can get them. Bosch state

    For operation the software of the steering must be parametrized with OE data (flashing). Until 07.2008 (2nd generation) the original cable set 1K2 971 111 AJ is required.

    As your car was built on 01-07-2008 and the change to Generation 3 steering occurred on that very same day it is ambiguous as to what it was built with. Is there a harness mentioned on the bill costsing 119.26?
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    hi no harness on the reciept of 126 pounds just to strip and fit new genunie rack and to fit new ancilliaries.new genuine rack grease.genuine bolt.nut.and wheel alignment

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    hi i have found the receipt in full and it clearly states it a genuine new vw rack which has been fitted at the sum of 1,493.89 pence. so im abit lost here.

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    it was also fitted with new track rods and new ends

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